The BIG3 — a 3-on-3 tour filled with washed-up pros and run by a man who calls himself Ice Cube — is no joke. Not even Allen Iverson is too mighty for the league's harsh disciplinary forces.
A.I. received a one-game suspension Wednesday for his recent no-show at BIG3's stop in Dallas, according to a USA TODAY's Adi Joseph.
That means Iverson will miss an Aug. 6 date in Lexington, Kentucky. His heartfelt apology Tuesday must not have been enough to clear his name.
The Dallas incident came after his sudden decision to sit out BIG3's night in Philly last month, in which doctors advised him not to play.
Now the decision has been removed from Iverson's control. At least he'll be plenty rested.
Allen Iverson has spoken … sort of.
"The Answer" has been under some heat lately with Ice Cube's BIG3 league.
First, the Sixers legend didn't play when the league came to Philadelphia, nor did he speak to the media afterwards. Then he was a no-show last Sunday for the league's games in Dallas, without any notice or explanation.
But now we have one.
Iverson posted this statement on his Instagram — and no, it's not a poem or haiku (we think).
If you were expecting a more thorough "answer" (sorry, bad pun), then you're probably still disappointed. Guess we'll just have to stay tuned and hope Iverson shows up moving forward.
DALLAS -- Allen Iverson did not show up for the BIG3's games in Dallas, and the league says it is investigating his absence.
The former NBA MVP is the biggest star in Ice Cube's 3-on-3 league of former NBA players. Iverson signed on as a player and coach of Three's Company for the league's inaugural season.
He hasn't been playing very much -- he didn't play at all in his much-hyped return to Philadelphia -- and the league says in a statement it had no advance notice that Iverson wouldn't attend the game Sunday.
The league says it will make a statement once it has gathered all the facts surrounding Iverson's absence.
DerMarr Johnson, the team's co-captain, took over the coaching duties Sunday.